Protestors arrested outside SC as Kavanaugh moves closer to win nomination

Protestors arrested outside SC as Kavanaugh moves closer to win nomination

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Washington, Oct 5: Hundreds of people protesting against US President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee were arrested in Washington as Brett Kavanaugh seemed to be moving forward to win the confirmation.

Comedian Amy Schumer, was also present amongst the protestors and was also arrested later with the others on Thursday.

The Republicans proclaimed that an FBI report had absolved the Supreme Court nominee of sexual assault allegations, a report in the BBC stated.

The Democrats, on the other hand alleged that the five-day inquiry was "incomplete".

A procedural vote will be held by the Senate on the nominee on Friday.

The protestors, principally consisting females started marching from the appeals court where Judge Kavanaugh presides presently.

The agitators coincided at Capitol Hill, holding a rally outside the Supreme Court, saying,

"Kavanaugh has got to go."

After the demonstrators refused to leave or change their position, the police rounded them up in a Senate office building.

Reportedly, 302 people were kept in custody, including model Emily Ratajkowski.

The police kept the protestors at a distance by the formation of a protective barrier around the lawmakers who were walking through the corridors.

A separate protest also took place in front of the Trump Tower in New York City.

After Trump and his party-men announced the FBI giving a clean-chit to Judge Kavanaugh, they appeared confident about the nominee winning the confirmation.

According to the Senators, the FBI talked to five witnesses, in connection to the accusations put forward by Christine Blasey Ford, who had alleged that a drunken Brett Kavanaugh had pinned her down, tried to remove her clothing and covered her mouth to stop her from screaming at a house in 1982.

There were also reports about the federal agents having talked to four other witnesses involving a separate accusation by Deborah Ramirez, who claimed that the nominee exposed himself to her when they both were at the Yale University. Kavanaugh denied both the allegations.

In a statement, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley said, "This investigation found no hint of misconduct."

The Senate Republicans plan on conducting a procedural "cloture" vote on Friday, thus ending the debate on the nomination, which would be followed by a final vote on Saturday.

Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein said the FBI report was "the product of an incomplete investigation", saying key corroborating witnesses had been ignored.

Judge Kavanaugh reportedly expressed remorse over his angry testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee, which was held a week ago. (UNI)